i am very confused on what i should be doing so someone please give me a hand and not critisize me!
i currently have a 45 gal
reef tank thats up and running for a year. i have just purchased a 2nd hand 290 gal
tank with a sump, i was told that i can add fish in 2 weeks after it runs for a bit. the thing is i dont totally understand the cycles. at the moment in my 290gal all i have it sand and live rock in the sump. i want to add about 40kg of live rock this weekend to the main tank, will this muck up any cycles? ive tested my water nitrate/nitrite/ammonia is currently at 0, (tanks been running for 5 days)
i dont have any filter media or anything in my sump at all, its my first sump so im a little confused, the chambers are so large i dont know what to put in there (3 dividers in the tank) what can i put in these?
i have read cycles on articles online and still dont totally understand it. i need one of those "cycling for dummys" books hehe